View Full Version : Hair loss is like an iceberg...

04-22-2010, 01:44 PM
When I say hair loss is like an iceberg, what I mean to say is that only 10% of it is showing on the surface, and the rest is underneath. What people don't realize about this condition is that it is very psychological and is very engrained in today's society that we ought to treat what's wrong with us so we can be perfect. It's so prevalent that I think people try and make light of the situation without taking the time to consider that they may be doing more harm than good, although some of their intentions are focused on making YOU feel better about yourself.

So the problem is that people are ignorant of the cause (s), the depression and anxiety that go along with this condition (I don't feel as though it's a disease) and in turn propel the situation into a very negative one, quickly. I think we really need to sit back as a society, and get our priorities in order, one of which is compassion. It is NOT human nature to bully, I thought we were all supposed to learn that in kindergarden at the age of 4 and 5.

This sounds weird now, but I am so grateful for having gone through hair loss because I've learned more about the world in the last 2 years, than in the 18 before that. I know now that we are basically good and want to help, we just aren't all sure how and why. So this being said, how about we chip away at the other 90% of that iceberg that's still below the surface.

04-22-2010, 05:41 PM
Thats a good post.

But when I feel like that as soon as someone smirks at my hair or makes a comment it somewhat doesn't make you feel as compassionate towards them anymore. It does suck to be looked down on because you don't have perfect hair.

I know what you are trying to convey though, and I agree in a way.

But society just doesn't treat balding men the way you/we want them to. That is why it is such a pain in the ass still.

04-22-2010, 08:49 PM
I was very sensitive when I was balding. No one said a word to me, but of course they knew. How couldn't they notice?

People knew I was a sensitive man and said nothing. Yet one day I met someone who said, 'hey quit that comb over, just shave your head.'

It was very embarrassing. I was shocked someone could be so blunt with me.